Coronavirus in Monroe County: 189 new cases confirmed, county updates deaths

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Updated: April 20, 2021 03:52 PM
Created: April 01, 2020 04:05 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Monroe County Department of Public Health announced 189 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 60,156. The county also announced three new deaths ranging between April 10 and April 13.

As of Tuesday, 3,945 cases are active. A total of 1,226 people have died from COVID-19-related causes in Monroe County.

The 7-day rolling average positivity rate for the county based on combined PCR and antigen test results was 3.2%, and the 7-day rolling average of new cases was 241 as of Tuesday. Any 7-day rolling average of more than 100 new cases per day is considered a high community transmission rate by the CDC.

The 7-day rolling average positivity rate for Monroe County based on PCR test results alone is 7.76%, which is considered a high level of community transmission by the CDC. The county says this number will be updated on Mondays.

According to health officials, 46.1% of Monroe County residents (341,985 people) have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 239,678 people in the county are fully vaccinated as of Tuesday.
      

As of Tuesday, the Finger Lakes region's COVID-19 dashboard showed 228 people in the region are hospitalized, including 59 in the ICU.

County residents who believe they have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can call 585-753-5555 or email COVID19@monroecounty.gov.

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